NFL star Aaron Rodgers makes his 'Game of Thrones' cameo as a soldier in Cersei Lannister's army
The 35-year-old NFL star and two time MVP has been dropping cryptic hints about the appearance for quite some time now. And just before the episode began, he dropped yet another one — 'So what's everyone watching tonight? #GoT', he tweeted
With just one episode left before the series finale of 'Game of Thrones', it looks like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expanding his career into acting. A longtime fan of the show, Rodgers made a cameo as a soldier for the Golden Company army supporting Cersei Lannister at King's Landing. The football player was among the men lined up to battle Daenerys Targaryen's army, fronted by Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson).
The 35-year-old NFL star and two time MVP had been dropping cryptic hints about the appearance for quite some time now. And just before the episode began, he dropped yet another one. "So what's everyone watching tonight? #GoT" — The Green Bay Packers tweeted with a GIF of Rodgers gracing the Iron Throne. NFL star Pat McAfee also tweeted a still (with Rodgers assumed to be third in a row from the right ) of the episode captioned, "Incredible performance tonight by Mr @AaronRodgers12."
On Sunday night, Rodgers posted this message to his Instagram account, confirming his appearance on the show: "It was just for a few seconds, but I’ll always be thankful to have been on the penultimate episode of @gameofthrones"
Last month, following the second episode of the final season, while cautioning fans from spreading spoilers, he teased that there was a very exciting episode coming up. “24-hour rule still applies folks, for all those who thought there were better things to do tonight than watch @GameOfThrones,” he tweeted and even snuck in a hashtag at the very end, that with just four episodes to go, "episode 5 should be good." Ahead of the start of season eight, Rodgers also starred in a promo video for HBO, which featured the star sitting on the Iron Throne.
"I’m Lord Aaron of House Rogers of Greenwater Bay, the true king of the north," he introduced himself, making a subtle illusion to his longtime team. "Over the years I've tweeted out or said on various shows some of my theories about the 'Game of Thrones' plot twists, and they're usually wrong," he shared, before adding, "There’s only one game that really matters: 'Game of Thrones'!" He also readily admitted he hasn’t always been right when it comes to predicting the show's juicy moments.
With his appearance on the series, Rodgers joins an illustrious list of high-profile 'Game of Thrones' cameos, which includes country star Chris Stapleton, 'Always Sunny in Philadelphia' star Rob McElhenney, and singer Ed Sheeran. The quarterback's appearance follows New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who had a 'Game of Thrones' cameo in 2017.
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